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longer but equal time, presidential run, prohibits me from doing so. love. trump did take a step back from the show after he decided to run for president but nbc universal cut business ties with him after that infamous remark about mexican-americans. >> when mexico sends its people they're not sending their best. >> reporter: schwarzenegger is excited to take on the new roll tweeting, wow, i'm blown away and honored by all your tweets. i can't wait to bring my experience to the board room and raise millions for clarity. the "celebrity apprentice" reboot won't air until the 2016-17 season. so the world will have to wait until then to see if trump's classic line makes a comeback. >> you're fired. >> reporter: or if arnold will give it a terminator twist of his own. >> hasta la vista, baby. >> thanks for watching abc news tonight. tune into gma first thing in the morning. as always we're online 24/7 on our "nightline" facebook page and abcnews.com.
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first cops said it was hazing, now they say it's murder. dozens of students tonight charged in the death of a young fraternity pledge. we're also following breaking news. good evening at 11:00. i'm sade baderinwa. >> and i'm bill ritter. that
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breaking news, a cyclist killed tonight in a freak accident. cops investigating an incident on staten island. >> eyewitness news reporter jim dolan is there. >> for the family, for the friends, for the parents of this active young girl, this is just unimaginable. this 22-year-old woman out for a bike ride with a friend when suddenly a trailer carrying a fishing boat came untethered to the truck that was pulling it. the fishing boat and the trailer struck two women. >> reporter: the man who was towing the boat stayed at the grim scene as police tried to figure out what happened. a mangled bike sat on the side of hylan boulevard. its owner, a 22-year-old woman out for a ride with a friend when the towed fishing boat somehow detached from the truck that was pulling it. it first hit one bike
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rider. she later died from her injuries. a second young woman was dragged underneath the boat and seriously hurt. it was a horrifying scene for neighbors. >> her arm was under the tire of the boat. i didn't go across though. i get very nervous. >> you didn't want to see anything up there. >> i did not. >> reporter: it's not yet clear if the fishing boat was properly attached or secured to the toyota tundra. but the driver was allowed to leave the scene after talking with police. >> give us an idea what happened. boat is not supposed to becoming detached. can you tell us how that happened? >> he did not stop to explain or offer condolences to the family of a 22-year-old woman struck and killed by the boat that somehow came unhitched at the worst imaginable time. >> it was very scary. >> a 22-year-old woman is dead. another in serious condition. she was injured
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in this. police are investigating the possibility that that trailer hitch was somehow modified and that may have caused it to become unsafe but again, no charges yet against that driver. he was allowed to leave the scene. reporting live from staten island, jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. another story about a young person dying. this time this kid was just 19. the college freshman the victim of a weekend-long vicious hazing ritual. dozens of his fraternity brothers facing serious criminal charges. five of them are charged with his murder. michael deng knocked unconscious. they waited an hour before taking him to the hospital. lucy yang. >> two years later, justice is finally moving ahead for a young college student who never even had a chance to begin chasing his dreams. tonight prosecutors
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believe he was killed by those he tried to befriend. >> reporter: tonight more than 30 students are facing charges in the tragic hazing 19-year-old michael deng who was a freshman. five of the students are looking at murder. >> oh, man. that's terrible. because it's not like they're out there in the streets doing bad things, doing drugs, or causing any harm. they're going to college. >> reporter: two years ago a group of students rented a house in the poconos for what should have been a weekend of bonding and pledging for pi delta psi. instead authorities say it turned in to a deadly night of hazing. investigators believe 19-year-old michael deng was blindfolded, told to wear a 30-pound backpack, then walked through a gauntlet of abuse, except the blows proved fatal. he lost consciousness. instead of getting help right away, officials report the boys panicked, brought him inside, and tried to cover the evidence. it was an hour before he was
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taken to the hospital. then it was too late. >> such a mistake. so young. so foolish. i can't even imagine what the family is going through. >> reporter: pi delta psi reportedly had a name for this ritual, called the glass ceiling. the asian-american frat, which was supposed to promote cultural awareness, friendship, and loyalty, has since been banned from the college. >> i feel for both sides. i'm pretty sure they didn't want him to die. >> also being charged with murder in this case, the frat itself, deng's family in response issued a statement. >> we had some technical difficulties. that was lucy yang in manhattan. also exclusive video tonight of a bus driver for the mta charged of taking a new jersey city bus on a drunken joyride. alexander copeland. cops say his blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he drove erratically on the northern state parkway. it was his day off and police say he
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took the bus from a depot in jamaica. he's been suspended from his job. now to a security test like no other. mayor de blasio calling the pope's three-day visit to new york city on september 24th the largest security challenge the city has ever faced. nearly 50 government agencies meeting today led by homeland security running through hypothetical scenarios, preparing for the worst. >> reporter: the possible scenarios playing out during the pope's visit, endless. but the city preparing for as many of them as they can. from backpack explosions, active shoot ers, to a collapsed building, even a power failure. >> we need to get you out there and set up a perimeter. >> reporter: making things more challenging is the pope's desire to meet the people, walking in despite the dangers. >> we are very comfortable that
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we are going to be able to meet both sets of needs and have a very safe event. >> we will have available capacity on land, on sea and in the air. we'll have thousands and thousands of officers and the advantage of tremendously effective surveillance technology including cameras, explosives, trace detection devices, radiation detected devices. >> reporter: in the short 40-hour visit, the pope will go from one end of manhattan to the other, from the national 9/11 memorial to madison square garden, to st. patrick's cathedral then to a 12-block ride through central park in the pope mobile. >> the equipment we have here will be utilized to prevent or if necessary respond to anything that we may come in contact with, a direct threat against the holy father or a threat of any event or anything happening within the city. >> and the federal aviation administration also has placed a no fly zone over parts of
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manhattan and queens during the pope's visit. during this time the lead law enforcement agency will be the secret service. a special program will be held before the papal mass on friday, september 25th, featuring performances by jennifer hudson, gloria estefan and others. we have a full list of performers and the pope's entire schedule at abc7ny.com. a compromise in the same-sex marriage standoff in kentucky that's apparently satisfied both sides of the contentious debate the clark of rowen county kim davis returning to work today for the first time since her five days in jail, this for refusing to issue licenses to same-sex couples. she's still refusing to do that but one of her deputies issuing a license to a same-sex couple that was altered to remove davis' name. >> i just want to serve my neighbors quietly without violating my conscience. so
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this morning i'm forced to fashion a my conscious with judge benning's orders. >> the lawyer for davis questioned validity of the new licenses since her name is not on them but kentucky's governor and attorney general say they are indeed valid. a former police officer accused of murdering an unarmed black man. a judge in charleston, south carolina denied bond for michael slager tonight. slager has been held in solitary confinement since his arrest in april for the shooting death of water scott after a traffic stop. and a manhunt underway right now for the college professor who shot and killed a fellow professor on campus. geography instructor shannon lamb accused of killing history professor ethan schmidt at delta state university in mississippi. no word on a motive for the shooting. lamb is also the suspect in a murder of the woman he lived with some 300 miles away from campus. cops say they
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made contact with lamb who told them he was not going to jail. >> that devastating fire in a drought stricken northern california remains raging out of control. a fire north of napa valley has destroyed hundreds of homes. this is in the town of middletown. an elderly disabled woman trapped in her home over the weekend was killed. thousands fled saying the speed of the fire was like nothing they've experienced before. >> as we came down, fire everywhere. our neighbors' houses, friends' houses, everybody's houses are burning up. it's awful. >> one man taking this dramatic video this weekend while he was fleeing his home. flames eventually surrounded and destroyed his entire neighborhood. a wake service held in new jersey tonight for one of the last remaining tuskegee airmen. the service was held in rutherford for lieutenant span who died at the age of 90. he was an original tuskegee airman,
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an elite squad of african american pilots who fought fearlessly during world war ii. >> he never talked about it. it wasn't something he discussed. he didn't talk about the war. and he only talked about the war because he and some other airmen got together and they said they owed it to those who didn't get back, who didn't make it back, to keep the story alive, keep their memory alive, and that's what we're going to do. >> during his time as a tuskegee airman, lieutenant span flew 26 combat missions. he'll be buried in clifton tomorrow. when we come back on eyewitness news at 11:00, moviegoers giving a big thumbs down to a local theater. they're saying they went home with itchy bedbug bites. what's the theater going to do about it? >> plus, a gator on the loose in a local park. >> the feel of fall is in the air right now. temperatures in the upper 60s in midtown. already in the 50s in many of the suburbs. summer is about to
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a gator on the loose in queens. say what? new york city parks department trying to capture a 2-foot long alligator spotted this afternoon in a waterway, in flushing meadows corona park. gators were seen at the park one month ago. that one nicknamed jaws, never captured. police aren't sure if the one spotted today is the same creature. new at 11:00, one of the movies playing in a theater in times square is a walk in the woods. unfortunately some moviegoers at that complex feels like they've been walking in the woods. they're complaining about bug bites. bedbugs. not the first time the theater has had to deal with this. is there a re-infestation? tim fleischer. >> reporter: her right arm is still swollen. >> i felt three bites on my arm. i flashed my cell phone light on the seat and saw the bug climbing down the seat.
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>> reporter: bites she claims she received here at this amc midtown theater while watching a movie. >> they bite in threes. you see the three bites on your arm. by the time i walked out of the theater, i had six. >> reporter: she posted this picture of big wilt on twitter and wrote, my arm, after being bit by bedbugs at the amc theater on 42nd street yesterday. cindy feng also posted shots of her bedbug bites she claims from the same theater. >> i got them at the movies last night. >> reporter: this is the second time in recent years these blood sucking pests have appeared at the popular multiplex theater. an amc spokesperson says we take aggressive proactive steps including regular inspections and inspections any time a bedbug is suspected. >> they should really get that fumigated. you're having too much money to have bedbugs at the theater. >> reporter: shameeka skeete and her friends had just seen
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movies in different theaters and are a little uneasy. the thought of those nasty critters coming home with you. >> i can bring it home and all my family members in our beds? no. >> i took all my clothes off at the front door and i threw them out. >> reporter: amc says out of an abundance of caution, increased proactive inspections are continuing at this location. tim fleischer, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> itchy right now. a long island couple is thanking police for helping make a very special delivery. when hospital in time. police officers and a medic helped mom deliver a healthy baby girl yesterday morning in the back of a nassau county police they're on route from home to the medical center but the baby couldn't wait and was delivered right on the parkway. >> she was on the floor on her knees. they got her on the stretcher. they got her in the ambulance and the baby showed up. >> i can't thank them enough. it was such a scary experience but it turned
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in to an amazing experience. >> they were very professional and very calm and they kept us calm. just thank you from the bottom of our hearts. >> as you can see, mom, dad, and baby are doing great. the proud parents have named their newborn girl sophie elizabeth. >> some people say we don't do good news stories. come on. >> great news story. fall is coming. you can feel it because it's a little bit chillier in the air. >> yeah, but summer is going to we're talking temperatures in the upper 80s. the difference between this upcoming warmth, no, not going to be 97 like it was last tuesday. humidity is going to stay in check. classic gotham as we look from brooklyn right across the manhattan bridge to the empire state that temperature in the upper 60s. humidity low at 43%. wind coming in at 5. gusting past 20 miles per hour earlier and boy, that made it morning. we get down to 59 degrees.
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first time in the 50s in central park since june 27th the average high for this time of it looks like my graphics are not i'll put up that beautiful live shot we had of manhattan and i'm just without any graphics. we're going to pretend i'm on the we have a beautiful night coming up tonight. we can leave the windows open. conditioner needed. lows down probably in to the low 60s in midtown manhattan. we're talking about 50s in the outlying areas. even some 40s well north and west of new york city, much like last night, maybe a little bit cooler in those areas well north and west. the next few days there could be some fog in the river valleys, especially the hudson valley, north of new york city. you wake up to a little bit of fog in the morning. maybe for an hour or two then that burns off as we head in to the mid-day hours and in to the afternoon. nice day coming up for tomorrow. we're talking about temperatures in the lower and middle 80s,
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about 84 for a high tomorrow. then we really start warming things up. we're talking 86 on wednesday, 88 degrees on thursday. but humidity stays in check so it's not going to be too bad out there. by later in the week, talking temperatures in the mid 80s on friday, saturday. the next shot at any rainfall comes in to the area by saturday night in to sunday morning. that wouldn't be that significant. we do need rain in the area even though we had much needed rain during the past couple of days, especially over long island. we have a severe drought on eastern long island. we still need more. we're 4 to 6 inches deficit. >> no humidity and we need a little work with the computer sums. >> we -- system. >> an absolutely perfect week. warmest day is thursday. we cool off a little bit by early next week. coming up next, we have new health research. unexpected controversy over the use of aspirin to prevent cancer?
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plus check out this ride. how much will it cost? first let's check in with our pal jimmy kimmel. >> music from casey musgraves and i will correctly predict the winner of a new season of dancing with the stars.
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in tonight's health alert, for the first time a panel of experts now recommending aspirin to prevent cancer. draft guidelines recommending daily low dose aspirin for some people in their 50s and 60s, not just to prevent heart attacks. they've said that before. but now also stroke and colorectal cancer.
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patients should have a high risk of heart disease and a low risk of bleeding side effects. lamborghini unveiling its new convertible. the spider has a 610 horsepower engine that goes from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds. wow. the top opens and closes in 17 seconds while the car is moving. its top speed, more than 200 miles per hour. when it goes on sale in the u.s. next year the starting price will be $260,000. >> so it only takes 3.4 seconds to go to 60 and the top opens and closes in 17 seconds, it could be going 200 miles per hour by the time that happens. rob is going to want one of these. he's up next with sports. football, giants and jets had very different days today after yesterday's season opener. we put a cap on week 1 in the nfl. we start with the mets, trying to win an eighth straight game. they couldn't honestly win again tonight at home. could they? and how about the yankees on the road? they
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saved their best for the last
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as promised, here's your exclusive accuweather forecast. plenty of sun tomorrow. the fall getting up to the feel. we're right back in to the summertime warmth. wednesday sunshine, 86. upper 80s to near 90. humidity stays low. still warm on friday, 86. a warm blend of sun and clouds on saturday. then maybe a shower or thunderstorm in here on sunday. maybe some much needed rainfall before we cool off a little bit next week. rob is here now with a good game. >> a couple good ones. bring back that baseball weather. the marlins just won a weekend series with second place washington. they could help out even more starting tonight at citifield. the mets go for an eighth straight win. matt harvey skipping the win. a 1-0
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lead when yoenis cespedes hits one in to the second deck. his 17th home run as a met. marlins get some offense in the 6th inning. a 3-1 lead. the mets are down but are they ever out? bottom 6, travis d'arnaud, a man on base. they get two runs. this game is tied at 3. in the 7th inning, david wright and that winning streak stands at eight. 4-3 mets win. the magic number now stands at 10 because the nats won tonight as well. new york's other team against florida's other team. the yankees still fighting on the road against the rays. cc sabathia, he pitched tough. pitcher's dual early. cc against ramirez who had a no-hitter through seven innings. yanks are down 1-0 in the 9th. who gets them on the board? alex rodriguez. a huge run scoring double that ties the score. look at the emotion. the rays intention ally walk
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brian mccann to get to heathcot. a three-run home run. what a moment. what a win. 4-1 over the rays. they're now just three games back. a visitor through the giant training facility today. michael strahan, hall of famer. talked to the players about staying together after that tough loss in dallas. such a winnable game. dallas had one timeout when it really had two. eli manning told rashad jennings not to score on consecutive plays, wanted the clock to keep running which makes his throw on 3rd down more confusing. bottom line, the giants loss. plenty of blame to go around. >> because of the two timeouts it wasn't the right thing to do so i made that mistake. >> responsibility for the management of time and the play calling decisions, et cetera, et cetera, are mine. and therefore the responsibility goes to me and nobody else. jets looked good against
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